LONDON (Diya TV) – Gurcharan Singh, a prominent figure associated with Dal Khalsa UK and known for his ties to Khalistani groups, has been arrested for an alleged hate crime committed in March. Singh, released on bail after his arrest, was previously detained during anti-India protests outside the Indian High Commission in London on October 2.
The hate crime in question involved Singh making threats and using derogatory language towards a Gujarati man. A video capturing the incident went viral on social media, showcasing Singh’s inflammatory statements and aggressive behavior during a protest against the Indian government’s actions.
Singh, affiliated with the banned Dal Khalsa and previously caught boasting about the group’s presence in Beijing, has a history of provocative actions. Notably, he was involved in a protest where he desecrated the Indian flag by pouring cow urine on it and challenged UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to drink it.
The hate-filled rant targeted the Gujarati community, with Singh saying, “You Gujaratis need to listen carefully. Run away, or I will slap you. If you want to have Langar, have it quietly and leave. Your cow urine-drinking community has created a lot of drama. If the war starts, this time, we will fight in Gujarat. We will fight inside your house. Now go and drink cow urine.”
While Singh’s arrest is linked to the March incident, his presence alongside Khalistani terrorist Paramjit Singh ‘Pamma’ during the October 2 protest raised concerns. Pamma, listed as one of the top wanted terrorists by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), used the event to issue threats in response to a previous killing.
Gurcharan Singh’s arrest sheds light on the ongoing tensions within the Indian diaspora, with the Indian community expressing discontent over the delayed legal action. Singh’s previous association with funding and supporting the Aam Aadmi Party during the Punjab elections in 2017 adds complexity to his profile.
The incident comes in the wake of increased scrutiny of Khalistani activities, especially after a recent Glasgow, Scotland incident where Khalistani extremists prevented the Indian High Commissioner from entering a gurdwara. The UK government is facing pressure to take stringent action against those involved in such disruptive actions.